Tyler “Ninja” Blevins made headlines when he declared that he was going to be streaming on every single platform, including TikTok and Facebook, and Felix “xQc” Lengyel gave his take on the event.
Ninja took a break from streaming, surprising his fans. He then sent some cryptic statements that led some to believe he was leaving Twitch. When he returned, Ninja said he would be streaming on Twitch, YouTube, TikTok, and Facebook.
The streaming world was quick to congratulate Ninja on the change. One of those streamers was xQc, who discussed Ninja’s news on a recent stream.
xQc discusses streaming on multiple platforms after Ninja multi-stream debut
In a recent stream, MMO gamer Souzy reacted Ninja’s first stream back while being multi-platform, noting the high numbers on Twitch and TikTok especially. He added that it may not be the best viewing experience for fans, but seemed impressed by the numbers alone.
“I told you guys. I told you it was the future,” xQc said while watching Souzy’s reaction.
According to xQc, he talked about multi-streaming a year and a half ago and then said it again before Ninja’s first stream. Some of his viewers were skeptical, however, saying that it was a “money glitch.”
“It’s not really a money glitch. If anything, it’s like a growth glitch. The real money glitch is farming that for like a year, then when the year is over, then saying you only watch on this and that,” xQc said.
xQc also noted that Ninja may get an even bigger contract from a platform, possibly Twitch, if they want to make Ninja focus on their site only. Without an exclusive streaming partnership at the moment, however, Ninja can stream anywhere. He even joked that he may stream on OnlyFans.
How many people watched Ninja’s first multi-stream?
On Ninja’s first ever multi-stream, fans gathered from all over the internet to watch him play Fortnite, his signature game. Ninja had 13,000 viewers on Twitch, 7,000 viewers on YouTube, 13,000 on TikTok, and 1,000 on Facebook.
Ninja was able to read every platform’s separate chat using a multi-stream service. Still, some wondered if the viewing quality would be worse since Ninja wasn’t paying close attention to a specific chat. But this seems to be the right move for Ninja at the moment since he doesn’t have the stability of a contract with any site in particular.
“When you sign an exclusivity contract, it’s usually a big fat check that’s tied to it. That’s guaranteed money, that’s sustainability, that’s comfortable. But right now, I’m basically on my own,” Ninja said during the stream.